-Tidal and Wave Energy-. Steven Martinez Matthew Notta Bradlee Burnham. -History of Tidal Energy-. 787: simple technique of a waterwheel by the Spanish, French, and British 1966: “La Rance” tidal power plant went in operation.
P = the power generated (in watts)
ξ = the turbine efficiency
ρ = the density of the water (seawater is 1025 kg/m³)
A = the sweep area of the turbine (in m²)
V = the velocity of the flow
*Power equation is based on the kinetic energy of the moving water*
* The potential energy available from a barrage is dependent on * the volume of water.
(b) Pulley and belt
(c) Automotive alternator
(a) 6-blade helical turbine
* Includes fuel, labor, maintenance, and depreciation